If you exchange the words “UK” or “Southern” for “New Zealand” and “New Zealand” for “Uk” or “Australian” in the corresponding summaries above, you will see what the agreements on the rights of New Zealand citizens and state-of-residence owners in those countries say. Finns are covered by the reciprocal agreement for the duration of their stay in Australia until their visa expires. You are treated as if you were in the country in question. In general, these agreements apply to British nationals living in the United Kingdom. If you are not a British national, you can still be insured for an inexpensive or free treatment if you normally live in the UK. Australia has a mutual health agreement with the UK, which means that UK residents are able to get some health services free of charge while visiting Australia. I have been living in Australia for 4 years, I paid for my own house and a bank account. I never claimed anything from the government and I was totally self-sufficient. I am waiting for an older 804 parental visa to be processed and to have a transition visa. I have a mutual medical card and was told that I was considered a visitor. When will I stop being a visitor, becoming a resident and receiving full Medicare benefits? Thank you, Colin. Note: Reciprocal health care agreements with the following countries were denounced in 2016: there are a number of services that are not publicly funded, which differ from country to country. Since none of the reciprocal agreements offer full coverage, travellers should purchase comprehensive travel insurance, including health insurance.
The United Kingdom has mutual health agreements with several non-EEA countries and territories. New Zealand has mutual health agreements with Australia and the United Kingdom (United Kingdom). At any time, some services may be funded by public funds for those covered by the agreements. These services can be funded to the same extent as for a national of the country they are visiting or staying temporarily. When a person receives services as part of the mutual agreement, they cannot register with a primary health organization (PHA). You should receive the same health grants as a New Zealand citizen who visits a family doctor as a casual patient when the doctor has decided that the condition requires immediate attention. You can register with a family doctor and you must receive an NHI number if they do not have one yet. If you plan to live or work in one of the countries of mutual agreement, the information contained in the links below may not apply. Once you are registered and approved, your Australian health card will be mailed to you. The CEC is not applicable outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland.
Be sure to mention the mutual health agreement with the UK and have all the necessary evidence documents when you have access to health care. Australia has mutual health agreements with New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Italy, Norway, Malta, Belgium, Slovenia and Ireland.